Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

 

 Welcome to Class 4’s Web Page

 

Welcome to Class 4’s Web Page.  Here you will find lots of useful information, however should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to speak to us!

 

Staffing

Class teachers - Mrs Wright (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and Mr Dicker (Thursday and Friday)

Support Staff - Mrs Stanford and Miss Murphy

 

Our Topics

Please click on the link below for more detail 

Autumn Term - Around and About

Spring Term - Step Back in Time

Summer Term - Inside and Out

 

 

 

How can you help your child at home?

 

Reading

Reading is a key and imperative skill that is continually developed.  In class we will aim to listen to your child read as often as possible, including one session each week of Group Guided Reading with the class teacher.  In addition, we would also ask that you hear your child read at home. Just five or ten minutes a night would make a great contribution to your child’s reading ability and confidence.  All children would benefit from this and we strongly encourage you to spend this time, every night, with your child. Please ensure you ask lots of questions to show that your child understands what they are reading and remember to make a note in their diary, with your signature.  In addition, if your child reads anything independently at home, please ensure they are recording this in their diary. Reading three times a week gains ten house points and more than three times is rewarded with twenty house points - but your child’s diary must be signed by you for them to achieve the house points.  If you need any guidance or support with this, please come in and speak to us.

 Spellings

Use your Green Spelling book to add your weekly spellings. Don’t forget to Read, Copy, Cover, Write, Check.

Look on Twinkl (search ‘Planit Spelling’) for the Powerpoint and activities each week.

Summer Term

Homework

A major aspect of Year 4 is to develop many independent study skills.  To help develop this, the children are set regular homework which they are expected to complete and hand in.  The children are given dates when their homework is due in and are expected to meet these deadlines. Each week the children will be set one piece of English/topic and one piece of Maths homework.  It is not expected that they need to spend more than half an hour on each piece. The English/topic homework is set out in the form of a half term project and the details will follow shortly. We will provide feedback on this homework each week.  The Maths homework is either a maths game for your child to play or an activity sheet based upon current class based learning. Maths games can increase children’s confidence in mental maths as well as consolidating mathematical concepts they are learning in class.  We hope the children will enjoy playing the games and we would greatly appreciate any feedback from you as parents.

Occasionally the children may be given additional homework based around other subjects that are being covered in class.  For example, the children may be asked to produce a project relating to the topic being covered or to bring in some information. We will send home information about such homework in plenty of time so that the children are aware of it.

 

PE

 Autumn Term - Monday (Swimming) and Thursday 

Spring Term - Tuesday and Thursday

Summer Term - Tuesday and Thursday

 

Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times (black shorts, purple t-shirt and trainers - black tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt will be needed in colder weather).

We complete our daily mile on the running track every day, and therefore we ask that a pair of trainers be left in school at all times.

  

School Trips

We thought it might be useful to share with you the trips we have planned for the year and approximate costings.

September 2019 - Historical Society £1

25th September 2019 - Historical High Street (led by Mrs Wright and Mr Dicker) - no charge

29th October 2019   - Quarry & Stockgrove Visit £12

19th November 2019 - Life Exhibition - no charge

Spring Term - Holdenby House £20

22nd - 24th April 2020 - New Barn £180

Summer Term - Hazard Alley £17

Further information about these visits will be sent out accordingly.

 

If you have any queries or concerns about your child or have any questions please do not hesitate to call in and speak to us.

 

Many thanks,

 

Mrs Wright and Mr Dicker

  

Step Back in Time Homework Sheet 

Autumn Term Curriculum Pamphlet

Spring Term Curriculum Pamphlet 

Reading Workshop Information for Parents

Handouts from Reading Workshop

Phonics Presentation for Parents 

How to Help Your Child Learn to Read

Parents' Guide to Phonics and Reading

Maths Presentation for Parents